27
Nov
10

from Prague :-)

Thank u all for wishing me goodluck. This is my third day in Prague and I just had my breakfast. Its almost lunch time in India, yet I don’t feel that time difference thing coz even at home I wake up very late. So actually here I am prompt on time for breakfast🙂
Yesterday there was a bit of snowfall here and the city looks beautiful today, partially clad with thin flakes of newly formed snow. When I look outside my window, I can see Vltava river in constant flow and there is a small ferry quite close to the window, protruding into the water, containing a few trees, neatly organized themselves like students in a school assembly. I can see all this so close coz I am staying in a boat!!!
I was not this pleasant day before yesterday when I landed here. It was 4 o clock, and the city looked dull!! By the time our matinee movies make half time there, its dark in here. I entered my botel [hotel in a boat] room and it was shockingly small!! The only contact I had in Prague, Mr. George Eassey was out of coverage!! For a moment, I thought I made a big mistake coming down here. Adding spice to my worries was the Czech language, which sounded greek and latin to me. So, that night, I did what I do the best. Eat and sleep!!
Yesterday morning when I woke up, I made a decision to explore the city. By that time I got accustomed to the room where I am staying right now. I had a travel guide which taught me some golden phrases in Czech, equivalent to “where to eat, where is the bus stop, where can I buy a sim card, which tram goes to the city”… and things like that. Before I set myself out to inflict my language abilities on poor Czech – ans [hey, I can actually call them chekkans!!!], Mr.George’ s phone call came. In a couple of hours, he came to my rescue and from then on, it had been just wonderful till the moment.
George uncle, as I call him is a man whom I met in Cochin airport last month. We just spoke for 5 mins and that’s all. I didn’t know what he did and who he was. That’s actually the beauty of it. Sometimes meeting perfect strangers is quite an experience. And in his case, it really was. He took me to the old town square, astronomical clock, a few restaurants and an interesting place called a tea room [this is my English translation, in Czech, it’s a little greek :-)]. This tea room is like an intellectual hub in here. When u make a reservation, if u r a poet or an artist, u get first preference. I really don’t know what I was doing there.
Conversations with george was actually quite informative. He is a pioneer in ashtaanga ayurveda and has written almost a dozen books on botany & related subjects. U name a famous personality and he has got direct connections with them. For example, I am a big fan of John Trovolta and Tom Cruise. Guess what!! George has treated John and has spoken to Tom Cruise when he was shooting MI 4 in Prague. His daughter has worked for Obama and during the conversation, he casually mentioned meeting Bill Gates once. I was wondering, what the hell is this man doing, talking to me!!🙂
I told u guys that meeting perfect strangers is sometimes quite an experience. Yesterday night when I was having dinner with George, Yana [george’s student, she’s Czech], Michael [yana ‘s boyfriend, he’s half Portuguese] and Sathe [he ‘s from Haryana] I really felt this. In an Indian restaurant flooded with foreign nationals, we were talking about innumerable things. Indian music, Indian mythology, Czech movies, thalassery, samoothiri, places in Europe… everything under the sun was a topic of discussion. Sathe was entertaining us with his mind blowing “shaayarees[4 line poems].” It was wonderful to see that miles away from India, that man is still keeping his passion for language and literature.
From there, George took me to a jazz club. It had started to snow and I was shivering like anything. Once I reached the jazz club – U Satre Pani, I heard some extra ordinary musicians. It was like a cherry on top of the wonderful day I had. Don’t know what Prague has in store for me further. But so far, it has been more than beautiful!!!
Ahoj [that’s goodbye in Czech (I think) :-)]


74 Responses to “from Prague :-)”


  1. 1 surya Narayan
    November 27, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    hai vineeth chettan.how r U?how is the place?i think U like well.i am Ur small fan,bcz i am young.

  2. 3 samir
    November 27, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Hi vineeth,

    i came to know about ur blog very recently.. now i read all of your post.. twice i mail u regarding malarvadi .. hope u noticed but no reply .. now i sent 2 mails ..pls check it … I am working in tourism firm in abudhabi…prague is a good destination in europe…but i never visited.. i suggest u 02 places something different in europe.. if you are holding shengan visa u can visit now.. or next time ..they are kitbuhel and seefeld in austria..and interlaken in switzerland..wish u a good holiday..

    samir abudhabi

  3. 5 Pearl
    November 27, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Hey!

    Nice to read your post..was wondering how you doing..doing things on an impulse is always an adventure but how its going on..was just curious…could really paint the picture based on what you told…one line really caught my attention “sometimes meeting perfect strangers is quite an experience” I totally agree to it..there is a special spiciness in that🙂 an unknown thrill..and very happy to know about the company and the talks you had there…wishing you many more moments like that..enjoy!!keep posting..

  4. 7 jayaraj
    November 27, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    hai vineethetta,howz Prague ……?

    i hope u enjoying well,and don’t forget to post photos from there………
    i’m eagerly waiting for your next post……………..
    i’m a ‘BIG’ fan of U,,,,,,,,

    all the best….
    enjoy wellllllllllll….

    take care,
    bye bye,
    jayaraj

  5. 9 Mini
    November 27, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Vineeth

    Glad to know that you are safe and sound. Your flare for writing is evident from this piece, which gave a pleasant readings (‘tea room effect’ too?), keep blogging man, I am sure it doesn’t cost you much….., finally we can compile it into a book…

    Have greater adventures in Prague, my regards to Uncle George, God bless him….

    Mini

  6. 11 rose
    November 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    we are so happy.that u are texting us everything .thanks bro.keep texting and we wish u all the best again.

  7. 13 fazal
    November 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    gud to see ur updates🙂 kp posting. enjoy😉

  8. 15 DS
    November 27, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Hi Vineeth,
    Good to read about your experiences in the new place.

    I’m really surprised that you wonder about NRI’s passion about language and culture. NRIs really put effort to make their kids practice indian culture, music, language etc. NRIs are more passionate about indian culture and tradition than a normal person who lives in India. People appreciate value of things only if they loose it!

    When kids living in India, dance on hearing and singing filthy bollywood songs, most of the NRI kids of the same age can sing a keerthana or do an Indian classical dance(even though they can’t pronounce them correctly). It is just because their parents put explicit efforts instilling these things on them. Most of the NRI parents start sending their kids for classical music and dance as soon as they turn 4 or 5, even though they themselves know nothing about music and dance.

    A parent living in India can never find these extra time, unless they themselves are passionate about arts. Most of the NRI kids associate dirty streets with India (:))but they value the culture, food language etc.

    I also know american parents who adoted Indian kids driving them about 2 hrs in every week just to make them play cricket:) as they want the kids to keep the indian roots and do not want them to have identity crisis when they grow up as they have brown skin and look Indian, but now nothing about the indian culture. Since these kids grow up in american families, they are not worried about they not picking up american culture!

    Keep associating with a lot of people. Just a suggestion, anyway, you visited the country, try to just pick up a word or two from the language with correct english spellings so that you can pronounce them better and we also can learn a word or two as we read your blog.

    I’m sure that passionate NRIs will volunteer to teach you. That would be fun:)

    Enjoy the trip!
    DS

      • November 28, 2010 at 2:36 pm

        hey i read ur comments on malarvaadi. really glad that u liked it. but i really cannot agree to ur comment that it doesn’t belong to this generation. i am very much in contact with the villages in north kerala. thats where i am from. if u go around these places, u ll find a lot of old fashioned, genuine, thru thick and thin kind of friends. who doesn’t bother about life & future.. they just take things as it comes. i personally i know a few people like that. so i really can vouch on the fact that malarvaadi definitely belong to this generation. but its definitely not about career oriented, having it all planned out new generation..

      • 18 Shinu
        November 30, 2010 at 9:23 am

        Vineeth,
        I totally agree with you on this. The so-called NEW Gen-X, who have everything planned way in advance, even love, doesn’t belongs to the Malarvadi gen. They are more like my boyhood, during the glorious 90s.

  9. 19 Indu
    November 27, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Nice to read of your experiences in Prague..

  10. 21 Shruthy.r .pilai
    November 27, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Hello brother..

    Am so happy to hear from you.. How nicley u hv described that wonderful place.!!! Through ur description i jst can visualize evrything … u hv got an excellent hold on english language…Hope u r enjoying each & evry moment over ther… take care brother.. Hv a gr8 time ther.. God bless u..

    with love & regards,
    Shruthy..

  11. 23 Jaibin
    November 28, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Hi bro….. its very interesting reading your Prague xperience. i think now u r exploring the correct ‘PARA….’gue!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. 25 iluvvineeth
    November 28, 2010 at 2:24 am

    youre amazing ♥

  13. 27 SOMS
    November 28, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Motivating to read ur prague experience..

    …. Njoyyyyyyy…..

    keep writing ……!!!! 🙂

  14. 29 krishma
    November 28, 2010 at 11:59 am

    haiiiiii vinee
    hope u r having a great time out there,and studying good things about life.
    life is always like that ,isnt it. take care and bye till ur next letter.

  15. 31 JJ
    November 28, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Dear Vineeth,

    Glad to hear from you after a long time. Wish you a great time ahead. Please reply to me as i worte to you earlier that i wanted to share with you a very good, contemporary but thrilling subject . i am hesitant to give this to any other director other than a youngster like you. please provide your email or contact number, i will be able to share with you.

    All the best wishes again!!

  16. 33 JJ
    November 28, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    when are you planning to come to dubai ?? please let us know. On the way back to India, are you planning to visit dubai as well? where can we meet you ?

  17. November 28, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    My dear Brother,

    Read Your post from prague.It’s interesting to know that you are enjoying the holiday or break whatever you may call.We get a feel that some body very close to us have gone for a vacation and sending us the details of holiday.Let the almighty bless you to come with your posts in a travellogue form or a diary.

    We malayalees had great personalities like S.K POTTEKKAD etc who had travelled or even explored the world during the times without any proper communication or proper mode of transport.Let your experiences help you to make memorable frames in your film world.

    Hope to meet you some where, sometime in this small world.

    Regards

    Sreenivas Sreedharan (9447127004)
    M/s Lotemp Ice Creams,M/s Bricklogix Builders & Properties,Kochi

    • November 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm

      very true.. s.k. pottekkad is one of my fav.. i stil rememeber reading kaappirikalude naattil and wondering what this man must ve gone thru!! travelling is always an enriching experience. thank u for all the goodwill.. will definitely meet someday.. destiny ll ve it all planned🙂
      god bless!!

  18. 36 Shine Gopinath
    November 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Hey vineeth pls post some pics too from Pargue

  19. 38 vishnu T A
    November 28, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    wish u happy days in prague

  20. 40 imran thalassserry..
    November 28, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    piyaaple..usharakkal tenne allaa..jolyaakikoo..26 aam vayassil padamu edtu..supr ht u aay..epinnenta alle veende…adich polichaalii..hudha hafis..<<luvng bro

  21. 41 imran thalassserry..
    November 28, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    pls post us sum iontrstng videos nd pics f urs frm der..ella oonu chodichottee…oru natukaran chiodikkuntanu karutiya mathyy…>>ONNU NERIL KANAN PATTUMOO..<<ANTA VELYA ORU AGRAHANUU..!!(in colocials)

  22. 43 surya Narayan
    November 28, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    hai vineeth chetta,how r U?actually i came chennai previous week for seeing U.but i can’t get Ur adress or mob number.i stay near thiruvanmiyur.plz give me Ur adress or mob no.plzzzzzzzz…

  23. 45 maxi
    November 28, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    great ya, enjoy every moment there, you are lucky to be there, start writing a new story from there vineeth.

    maxi….

  24. 48 bundu anna
    November 28, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    hi vineeth, it really feels like one of my friend making the visuals for me to see as he/she watch it – who knows well, how i wish to see or find something..

    anywaym all the very best for ur coming days, efforts and wishes

  25. 49 bundu anna
    November 28, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    ………..and expecting some more detailed description of your holidays (whatever u call it)…. hoping, of course will do so after landing somewhere ….

  26. November 29, 2010 at 12:15 am

    hai vineeth.
    This shyam plz notice me i am big fan of ur *attitude*
    what u doing thr in prague?

  27. 54 Benny
    November 29, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Thanks for sharing your prague exp.. gr8 narration.. But vineeth, sorry to say.. your film was a diappointment for me, probably my expectations are high thats why..??

  28. 56 bindu anna
    November 29, 2010 at 9:51 am

    hi vineeth,

    i have seen ur movie (could see only now as am staying Mysore), i will tell you what i felt – the subject i like so much (and so happy to find that you are such sincere in your relashionships, whatever kind of it may be) – the way you told it, is soooo simple (not a negative impression), and of course you can make nice films since you have made a good effort as a biginner – so, of course my expectations are too high now – about u as a film maker, but dont be scarred, because i wont hope too much in the first or second movie itself, but wish to see you are improving one by one in each step

    all the best ………..

  29. 57 muji mujthaba
    November 29, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    vineeth etta,

    njangalkkum kaananam prague..🙂
    plz upload photos…

    malarvadian v/s praguedian…🙂

    best wishes..
    muji

  30. November 29, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    hai vineeth,
    this is shyam again
    how r u thr in prague
    bhai i have a new post on my blog regarding ur blog
    http://www.shyamthiruvilwamala.blogspot.com

  31. November 29, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Hai vineethetta..

    I searchd a lot for contacting u. Juz cam to kno abt d blog. Cool bloggin. Appreciabl..

    Vineethetta i’m a 2nd yr mech.engg student from college of engineering thalassery..

    I hav a gr8 passion in music.. I’m state level participant and the team i made got prize in state level youth festival for orchestra and ganamela..

    Wit God’s grace i hv composd many tiny bits in keyboard. My friends told dat ma music hav some sort of attraction. But as money matters i dnt hav a nice prof keyboard. I hv yamaha psr 550 wit me. I play rhythm pad n composer and is very much interested in rhythm programming.

    Hw cud i make an entry to public? I may send some of the pieces done to u.. Pls help me.. I am ready to do anything for music.. Pls tel me a way.. Pls..

  32. November 29, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    vineethetta,

    When i view through d description of ur wonderful experiences of europe i just imagine d picturisation of europe.When i gone through it i feel it like as reading an travalogue .Hope u r well.great xperience wid u . & one good news ” ie my album is gone to be distributed by d “Octave Audios”.I hope this news made ur tour more spicy n awesome.u r great ,..ever,…..waitin for ur landing,……..

  33. November 29, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    hai vineethetta.. be happy luv u sooooo much . we met at bth sarovar 4 malarvadi randmz. luv uu.. enne tiriche varum??

  34. 62 Rajeesh.K.P
    November 30, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Hi Vineethetta njan chettanu oru mail ayachirunnu (vineethsworkshop@gmail.com).athuthanneyalle mail id? Reply enthu thanneaayalum chettan ayakkanam pls.Ok.”Traffic” theerarayo? Athinte graphics and Photography enikku nannayi ishttappettu.Waiting 4 d release.All d best.

  35. 63 arun
    December 1, 2010 at 12:51 am

    god bless you brother…..happy journey

  36. 64 surya Narayan
    December 2, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    hai veenith chetta . i send mail to u.but no replay,why? r u avoiding me?

  37. 65 Ranjith Ramachandran
    December 3, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Vineeth,
    Feeling Happy I came across your blog. Being an aspiring film writer, your posts with regards to the making of malarvadi was pure enlightenment for me. On seeing Malarvadi, my first thought was kind of negative. Not because the film is a bad one, but I thought it could have been much better. But aged 36 and still aspiring to be a film maker, I have no right to be your critic. But when I came across you mention post about having read an aspiring film maker’s screenplay, I was wondering if you would be kind enough to read a screenplay i have written, with regards to its plot and structure and maybe revert with your opinion on the same. It belongs to kind of pucca commercial suspense thriller genre, the whodunnit type, but i think you will be able to give me a frank opinion about the same. And don’t worry, having spend over 6 months developing the screenplay, One will never criticise other movies, however bad it may look. kindly respond

  38. December 3, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    oh my god! njan oru kurach divasam blog eduth nokkaanjappozhekkum dey prague ilott poyekkunnu! neva xpected! hehe.. anyways, i thnk u shud b writing travelogues (traveblogs!). ua narration is really good to read and imagine being in prague! evideyaanenkilum manass niraye CINEMA aanenn manassilaayi.. or it wudnt have come to your fingers when you typed “By the time OUR MATINEE MOVIES MAKE HALF TIME THERE, its dark in here”!!!! Nice…

  39. December 11, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Hi Vineeth,

    I was actually looking for a means to contact you, this is when I saw the Blog.
    I too like the others tried the email which was available through the youtube..Guess in your busy schedule it is difficult to check them.

    All your works have been admirable and needs to be appreciated.

    Well I see that you keep check this blog constantly, hence I wanted to try my luck any way.
    I am a musician who started music as early as when I was 13 … Since I see a lot of new directors and movies being released every month…I am confident I could contribute to malayalam film music…I dont have any leads…I wanted to know If u would like to hear a few of my music tunes…u can decide ..They are different as well…

    hoping to hear from u – Jakes…

  40. 68 manupadamadan
    January 13, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    hello, vineeth srinivasan

  41. 69 manupadamadan
    January 13, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    hai vineethetta… sukhamano ….ennatha visheshanagal….? vineethetta prague iley…visheshanagal..? avitte guitar superayi …play …cheyuthuvaley,…. george uncle paranju….vineethetta …avitte …valiya eshattamayi ennu…..? vinnethetta cellphone try cheyuthattu kittunnila …njan george uncle kuttey kureneram try cheythu…… njan george uncle kudey traffic cinemakku pokkunnu vineethu chetta ..evideya ..? george uncle njanal kure neram cellil try cheythu… vineethetta thirakku kazhinju samayamundakil …villikumo?………njan vinneethettan fantto….. malarvadi cinema superb antto enikuu valare eshattapettu…super….super …cherai beachinttey aduthannu entte veedu.ithu entte cell number 9745 000 901 So i warmly welcome you to our home and cherai beach. waiting for your reply thx Manu Padamadan

  42. 70 manesh mohan
    December 6, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    haiiiiiii …

  43. 71 manesh mohan
    December 6, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    hello sir,pls give me a chance for ur next film???.we met before 9 months ago.(in parampara restaurant,panampally nagar),i am worked as a waiter.i hve 21 years old.i like very much this film field.so would u pls give me a chance.
    by manesh

    • March 4, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      Hi vineethetta yente Nad palakkad yente aduthu oru nalla story yund yenikku oru prathifalavum venda athu innathe yuva jangale munnilethikkuka yenna oru lakshyam nan ippol gufilanu athukond vineethetta pls Ripley yente 5 varshathe prayanananu OK thanks vineethetta God bless you & your family 00919847151500

  44. 74 Lucky vijay
    July 29, 2016 at 4:18 am

    Hi Vineeth,
    Simple yet beautifully written! ‘inflicting my language abilities’..haha sweet🙂
    a few searches brought me to ur blog..nice lil surprise and lovely to have stumbled upon it.

    I’m lucky btw ..real name that is- thanks to my extremely forward thinking mallu parents :p
    Poor cousins are called Honey and Happy lol!
    Mallu by birth but totally Tamil at heart , hometown being chennai. I live and work in London so Prague is not too far, will have to make that trip now🙂
    Thanks for sharing this n hope u dont stop writing..good luck with ur projects!


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